PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants announced today their entire Promotions and Special Events Calendar for the 2014 season. Click here to view. The schedule is filled with a number of new giveaways and theme nights, along with the return of many fan favorites. 2014 single game tickets go on-sale Monday, March 10 at 10:00 AM. Continue reading
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The Columbia (SC) City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a contract to build a $35 million ballpark for an affiliated club. Under the proposed deal, Hardball Capital would put up $6 million, and the city would bond the remaining $29 million. Hardball Capital would be on the hook for payments until the total amount of private development in the Bull Street project reaches $60 million. Read more here.
A wraparound outfield deck, a new video board, swaths of additional reserved seating and a statue of Arthur W. Perdue may grace his namesake ballpark, if $5.7 million in upgrades recommended by a new Maryland Stadium Authority-commissioned report are approved. Perdue Stadium, located in Salisbury (MD) on the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Continue reading
As one of the new owners of Skylands Park in Sussex County (NJ), Al Dorso Jr. knows he’s going to need more than just baseball to keep the place afloat. While baseball is expected to be part of the stadium’s future, Dorso and his partners are working with Fastlane Communications, a New York City marketing firm, to develop events geared toward families and young people. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are happy to announce two new members of their broadcast team for the 2014 season. Dave Polaski will call the action with lead play-by-play broadcaster Brian Boesch for all 70 home games and select road games, while Lary Sorensen will join Boesch on all 13 Dash telecasts this year. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Ripken Baseball today announced the appointment of Joe Harrington as General Manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Class ‘A’ short season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Harrington will lead all ticket sales efforts, oversee the front office and game day operations, and further engrain the IronBirds in the Harford County community and Baltimore region. Continue reading
The Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the city of Fredericksburg (VA) to capture additional revenue from its planned minor league baseball complex to be built to house the relocating Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power, a Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are pleased to announced their 2014 promotional schedule. The 2014 season marks the Power’s tenth at Appalachian Power Park and comes filled with brand new promotional nights, giveaways and special appearances in addition to the return of some familiar theme nights and 17 fireworks shows. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – You’ve waited long enough. So without further ado, we are happy to unveil our Jersday Thursday designs for the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Hungry? Read on and you will be. The fifth-annual fan voting contest to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight starts today – Tuesday, February 25. The contest has produced some popular menu items at Whitecaps games, and this year promises to continue the tradition. Continue reading
The Eugene (OR) School Board on Wednesday selected the city’s $4.5 million bid to buy the shuttered Civic Stadium property, but the deal won’t be consummated by the city unless supporters raise $3 million in the next few months to renovate the old wooden grandstand and install a new sports field. Read more here. Visit Friends of Civic Stadium here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Dayton Dragons announced today that a complete renovation of Fifth Third Field luxury suites is currently underway. Dragons President Robert Murphy made the announcement in a news conference at the ballpark. Continue reading
Despite some misgivings, the Savannah City Council agreed during a workshop Thursday to request proposals to study the feasibility of a new stadium for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Daytona Cubs announced, Thursday, a five-year partnership with Radiology Associates Imaging that includes exclusive naming rights to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The newly-renovated ballpark will now be known as “Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark,” effective immediately through 2018. Financial terms of the partnership were not made public. Continue reading
The Minnesota Twins led a tour of Hammond Stadium on Wednesday, as Phase One of a $48.5 million renovation of the team’s spring training facility in Fort Myers (FL) neared completion. The Twins play their spring training home opener on March 1 against the Boston Red Sox. Read more here. Watch video here. View construction photos here.
Columbia (SC) city staffers expect to hammer out a contract for building a new ballpark and bringing an affiliated club to town in the next two weeks. The city council is expecting to vote on a draft contract at its March 4 meeting. Read more and view billboards here.
The North Augusta (SC) City Council passed a resolution Monday night selecting Odell Associates of Charlotte (NC) to provide design services for the development of a new stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
The city of Winter Park (FL) city leaders are considering four potential sites for a new ballpark for (possibly) the Single-A Brevard County Manatees (Florida State League) that could cost more than $40 million. Read more and watch news report here.
The city of Columbia (SC) is looking at three revenue sources that could fund a new baseball stadium for an affiliated club, two of which are bonds that could cost the city roughly $70 million or $80 million over the next several decades. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are pleased to announce a new partnership with Digity, LLC who will carry all 140 Pelicans regular season games and potential playoff games on their all-sports station, ESPN Radio Myrtle Beach 1450 WRNN AM. The Pelicans also recently introduced Nathan Barnett as the newest member of the team’s front office. Nathan Barnett replaces Travis Lucian, who Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Ripken Baseball today announced plans for the inaugural Ripken Cup collegiate baseball invitational between University of Maryland and Towson University. The two-game series will be hosted at Ripken Stadium on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, May 7 at 7:05 pm. Continue reading
The Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League) have announced their fan giveaways and theme nights for the 2014 20th anniversary season, and it’s loaded with bobbleheads. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – There will be more barking, more fireworks and a night with the Cincinnati Ben-Gals in 2014, as the Lexington Legends offer fans a “stache-tastic” season at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Continue reading
The Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League) will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 15, to provide fans an opportunity to look at construction efforts at Fifth Third Ballpark. It will be the first public event at the ballpark since a fire on Jan. 3 destroyed the first-base side of the structure and caused other damage. Read more and view photo gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – We are asking fans to help decide the name of the latest fuzzy addition. This new furry friend will be a female River Rascal to go along with the Whitecaps main mascot Crash the River Rascal. Continue reading
Aberdeen (MD) city council members said this week they do not want any new homes near Ripken Stadium, home of the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds (New York-Penn League). Zoned as an “integrated business district, the city still has high hopes the area will blossom into a commercial and office center. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Inland Empire 66ers have the most dedicated fans in minor league baseball and the 66ers are thanking them by giving 20 chances to win unprecedented access to the team or other unique prizes. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On April 15, 1994 the Lake Elsinore Storm opened its gates to the community and Southern California. This season on Opening Night, April 10, the organization will commence a 20th Anniversary celebration at The Diamond that promises to be special. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In honor of their 30th anniversary in the Northwest League, the Everett AquaSox have released a commemorative logo. The 2014 season will mark the Everett franchises’ 20th season as a Seattle Mariners affiliate and 31st season in the Northwest League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Bowling Green Ballpark may be entering just its sixth season, but new Bowling Green Hot Rods owners Stuart and Jerry Katzoff (Manhattan Capital LLC.) have announced exciting renovations to the ballpark for the 2014 campaign. A “funner” new experience, both inside and out of the ballpark, is on the way. The facelift is scheduled to be complete for Citizens First Opening Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilmington Blue Rocks are hoping to chase away the deep freeze that has enveloped the First State this winter. In an attempt to win Mother Nature over, the Blue Rocks will determine the ticket price for their 2014 Home Opener based on the temperature at Frawley Stadium at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 17. It is all part of the team’s annual Presidents’ Day Sale Extravaganza. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers are proud to unveil the Dodd Stadium 20th anniversary season logo and announce plans for a celebration of the history of Minor League Baseball in Norwich this coming summer. Continue reading
Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner was in Beloit (WI) Wednesday for the Single-A Beloit Snappers’ (Midwest League) Hot Stove Banquet. During his visit, O’Conner said Beloit must decide its baseball future in the next few years as it relates to procuring a new or updated facility for the franchise. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Inland Empire 66ers look to build upon the momentum generated during the 2013 season when the organization won the California League Championship and the league’s award for excellence in marketing and promotions. A loaded 2014 promotions schedule features a plethora of giveaways, theme nights, and many more surprises that will help the 66ers Continue reading
The Columbia (SC) City Council on Tuesday night is scheduled to give a second reading approval to an agreement that would bring the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) back to Capital City Stadium for the 2014 season. The city is currently considering a plan to build a new ballpark for an affiliated club. Read more here. UPDATE: City approves one more year for Blowfish. Read more here.
Jason Freier, owner of the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League), says he would buy another team to satisfy both Savannah (GA) and Columbia (SC) if both markets decide to build a new ballpark. That being said, there is a long way to go here, and it is entirely possible that only one or neither market will play ball with Freier. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash and their sister company Rhino Sports & Entertainment Services have proudly announced four moves within their front office teams in advance of the Dash’s fifth season at BB&T Ballpark. Continue reading
A proposed new $7 to $11 million baseball stadium in the Milwaukee suburb of Franklin (WI) received a generally favorable response from city officials at a Thursday meeting. Mayor Tom Taylor and the six aldermen all expressed support for the project. But some council members also said they would be hesitant to support city financing for the stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts, in conjunction with I’m A Beer Hound, officially announce the inaugural Beerfest at the Ballpark at Cooley Law School Stadium on Saturday, April 5th. Festival hours are scheduled from 1pm-6pm with a special VIP entry starting at noon. Continue reading